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Carex buxbaumii  Wahlenb.
Buxbaum's sedge
Carex buxbaumii is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).
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~102 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Carex
Family: Cyperaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Coastal Prairie, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Carex buxbaumii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CABU6)

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[Wikipedia] Description & Range: Carex buxbaumii is a species of sedge known as Buxbaum's sedge or club sedge. It is native to much of the northern Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to Greenland to Eurasia, and including most of Canada and the United States. It grows in wet habitat, such as marshes and fens. This sedge grows in clumps from long rhizomes. The stems are 75 to100 cm (30 to 39 in) in maximum height. The leaves are narrow and small. The inflorescence has a bract which is sometimes longer than the spikes. The fruits have dark-colored bracts and a sac called a perigynium or utricle which is gray-green and rough in texture. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/15/2024).